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Wed. September 18, 2013VOL. 50 NO. 5 50 cents Index2 Sections, 24 Pages Local Weather Viewpoints 2A From Page One3A Around Madison4-7A Sports 8-9A Classied 10A Legals 11A Pickin In The Pines 12A Path of Faith Section B See Pickin In The Pines On Page 12A By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Florida Gov. Rick Scott issued a directive on Monday, Sept. 16, that all ags of the United States and the State of Florida be lowered at half-staff until Friday, Sept. 20. This is being done in honor of the victims at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. On Monday, a gunman entered a building where he killed a dozen people before he was killed himself by D.C. police. The shooter has been identied as Aaron Alexis, 34, a former Naval reservist who was working for a contractor at the Navy Yard. A motive behind the shootings was not known at press time. Victims who had been identied at press time include: Michael Arnold, 59 Sylvia Frasier, 53 Kathy Gaarde, 62 John Roger Johnson, 73 Frank Kohler, 50 Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46 Vishnu Pandit, 61 The names of others had not yet been released, pending notication of next of kin. Left: Set against the eastern sky, the ags of the United States and Florida y at half-mast in memory of the victims of the tragic shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. Governor Orders Flags Lowered To Half StaffTragedy At Washington, D.C. Navy Yard Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo by Lynette Norris, September 17, 2013 By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. During the month of August, the Madison Police Department responded to 1,853 calls. Among those calls Police Chief Gary Calhoun reported, there were 106 offense/incident reports filed. There were also: felonies reported misdemeanors reported felonies cleared misdemeanors cleared Four criminal citations non-criminal citations traffic accidents warning citationsMPD Stays Busy During The Month Of AugustBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. A man was arrested for trespass after warning in the early morning hours of Saturday, Sept. 7. According to a Madison Police Department report, Ofcer Brooks was on foot patrol at Madison Heights Apartments when he encountered a trespasser. Cpl. Eric Gilbert notied Brooks that the subject, who was driving a back Chevrolet Caprice had a trespass warning issued against him. Brooks saw the car travel west on Baumgardner Drive then enter the apartment complex on the west end of the property. He made contact with the driver of the car in the parking lot. The driver provided Brooks with a Florida drivers license, which identied him as Michael Tyrone Montgomery. Brooks veried Montgomerys identication and conrmed the trespass warning. Montgomery was placed under arrest and transported to the Madison County Jail without incident. Man Arrested For TrespassingMichael Tyrone Montgomery By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. A drive-by shooting was reported Wednesday, Sept. 11, at the Madison Heights Apartments. According to a Madison Police Department report, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to the apartments at approximately 10:24 p.m. in reference to the shooting. Upon his arrival, he made contact with a woman who told him that someone had shot into her apartment. Gilbert and the woman went into the apartment and she showed him the window in the kitchen. There appeared to be two holes in it from what appeared to be a BB gun. Gilbert searched around the kitchen and couldnt nd any more evidence. The woman toldDrive-By Shooting ReportedThe Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board adopted a Fiscal Year (FY) tentative budget of $29.2 million and a proposed millage rate of 0.4143, the same as the millage rate last year. The tentative budget will enable the District to protect water resources for the benet of our citizens and natural systems while lessening the burden on taxpayers and establishing a high level of public service, while supporting core mission projects and cost-share programs that benet the citizens and resources of the District. The tentative budget documents the Districts commitment to implement cost efciencies and enhance existing programs. The Districts tentative budget is $12.2 million more than last years budget of $17.0 million. The increase is due to State appropriations of $11.0 million for springs protection and restoration. The remainder of the increase is from the Districts cost-share programs. Roughly 45 percent of the tentative budget is focused on springs protection and restoration. To assist in protecting and restoring springs and ensuring a sustainable water supply, the budget allocates funding to reduce nutrient loadings, rehydrate ponds and wetlands, implement aquifer recharge projects, establish dispersed water storage projects, and initiate agricultural water conservation best management practices. These projects improve water quality, increase water supplies, and help maintain spring ows, which are driven by the amount and level of groundwater in the aquifer systems. Two key springs protection and restoration initiatives are the Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement project and the Middle Suwannee River Restoration and Aquifer Recharge project. The Ichetucknee Springshed Water Quality Improvement project will reduce the City of Lake Citys wastewater nutrient loadings to the Ichetucknee River by an estimated 85 percent. The Citys wastewater sprayeld will be converted into wetlands that will provide additional treatment to reduce nitrogen loading and improve water quality in the Ichetucknee River and Springs. By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. A woman was arrested for disorderly intoxication early Saturday morning, Sept. 7. According to a Madison Police Department report, Cpl. Eric Gilbert was dispatched to Madison Heights Apartments at approximately 12:07 a.m. in reference to a suspicious incident. When he walked around a building heWoman Arrested For Disorderly Intoxication Shantrel MitchellSRWMD Governing Board Adopts FY 2013-14 Tentative Budget Please See Drive-By On Page 3A Please See Disorderly On Page 3A Please See SRWMD On Page 3A Gov. Rick Scott


Smoking or using tobacco is one of the most signicant risk factors for developing heart disease. Chemicals in tobacco can damage your heart and blood vessels, leading to narrowing of the arteries (atherosclerosis). Atherosclerosis can ultimately lead to a heart attack. When it comes to heart disease prevention, no amount of smoking is safe. Smokeless tobacco and low-tar and low-nicotine cigarettes also are risky, as is exposure to secondhand smoke. In addition, the nicotine in cigarette smoke makes your heart work harder by narrowing your blood vessels and increasing your heart rate and blood pressure. Carbon monoxide in cigarette smoke replaces some of the oxygen in your blood. This increases your blood pressure by forcing your heart to work harder to supply enough oxygen. Even so-called "social smoking" smoking only while at a bar or restaurant with friends is dangerous and increases the risk of heart disease. Now what about those safe e-cigarettes that have no tar??? The World Health Organization (WHO) warned that the use of electronic cigarettes or e-cigarettes could trigger heart attack, stroke and hypertension. Many e-cigarette manufacturers do not disclose the substances found in their products. Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia and the United Kingdom have stopped the sale of e-cigarettes. Women who smoke and take birth control pills are at greater risk of having a heart attack or stroke than are those who don't do either. This risk increases with age, especially in women older than 35. The good news, though, is that when you quit smoking, your risk of heart disease drops dramatically within just one year. And no matter how long or how much you smoked, you'll start reaping rewards as soon as you quit. Just think of the money you save. Unemployment is always an important topic of discussion, but it has taken on increasing importance over the past ve years. During most of the Clinton and Bush Administrations, unemployment was below the magic ve percent mark which economists say is full employment. Since the recession in the last year of the Bush Administration, unemployment has hovered around the eight percent mark. Labor force participation is at a historic low point. Many Americans of working age, long out of a job, have given up looking for work. Among our youth, unemployment is especially bad. Many recent college graduates, saddled with student loan debt, have moved back into their parents home, delaying the maturation process of profession, home, marriage and family. Among black youth, the unemployment rate is acute. Politicians have made the problem worse by extending unemployment benets to ridiculous levels. In some circles, there is no longer an incentive to work since the dole is either protable or comfortable. There is a magic EBT (Electronic Benet Transfer) card that is preloaded every month with cash transfers; it is essentially used like a debit card, only in this case, the account is supplied by the government. Every state handles EBT a little differently, some states being more generous than others. Chief among many federal benets are food stamps, now known as SNAP Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Today, more than 47 million Americans, fully 15 percent of our population receive food stamps through their EBT card. This gure is up 50 percent since President Obama took ofce. Fraud is not uncommon. Of course, what the unemployed are missing is the importance of work -the occupation or profession. In many respects, our work denes who we are. A full career of work might last 40-50 years. Over time, a person becomes more skilled in their profession and more valuable to their employer. Promotions and continuing education are important ingredients in this process. With our labor, we not only provide for ourselves and our family, but many other benets, such as health insurance, vacation and retirement accounts accrue. Our career helps create selfworth. Nominally, a full work week is ve eighthour days or 40 hours per week slightly over 2,000 hours per year. Over the past year, we have seen a frightening trend many formerly full time jobs are being converted to part-time-less than 30 hours per week. Whats driving this trend? The short answer is Obamacare. The law requires an employer with 50 or more employees to offer health insurance to every full-time employee. By reducing the work week to less than 30 hours, the employer saves a lot of money by avoiding health insurance costs and nes. On the surface, that may seem underhanded, but every businessman will explain the importance of cutting costs in a productive business model. Fully three-quarters of all new hires during the past year have been part-time, one of many negative consequences of Obamacare. Thats why I refer to the Affordable Care Act as unaffordable. It used to be the case that a worker would spend a working lifetime at the employ of a single company, but today, job and career changes are more common. In my case, I spent 27 years (plus four including my time as a cadet) in the Air Force. My specialties were primarily as an aviator and aircraft maintenance ofcer. Following retirement and a move to Madison, I have spent the last 16 years doing several things. Im a forester, managing a family business begun by my Father. I write a weekly column for the newspaper, like Im doing now. Over the past two years, I have studied for the ministry and taken over leadership responsibilities for my church, St. Marys Episcopal. In addition, I do other things as a volunteer. These occupations dene my life, in addition to being a husband, father, and grandfather. Earlier I spoke about unemployment among young people. I often wonder what skills they have developed to offer a prospective employer. In searching for a job, it is important not only to pursue your dreams but also to have a set of marketable skills. Thats a good reason to attend college, provided that your major is one that is useful. For example, degrees in accounting, business, law, engineering, medicine, etc. are readily marketable in our economy. Other than college, it appears to me that trade school is much more targeted toward the job market. A technical school is a great place to learn how to become an electrician or automotive mechanic. The military has hundreds of technical schools beyond basic training for new recruits to learn their trade. Never underestimate the importance of ones occupation in achieving their lifes Wednesday, September 18, 2013 2A Madison County CarrierVIEWPOINTS& OPINIONS National SecurityJoe Boyles Guest Columnist Did You Know...OccupationThe family of Benny Rye would like to thank everyone for their prayers, visits, phone calls, cards, food and owers during the illness and passing of our loved one. Thank you most of all for your love and concern. Lonette Rye, Randy Rye and family, Stacey Donaldson and family.Thank YouIts been a week since weve been here, and as promised, Ive brought you some results from my playtime with gluten free baking. One of the ingredients I was missing and had to go searching for was tapioca starch. The reason I was looking so hard for it is if youll remember from last week, you add some type of starch to wheatfree our to help bind and lighten the dough. I was searching specically for tapioca because I read that it will aid in browning baked products because alternative our products wont typically have that golden color as traditional baked goods. If you do plan to bake gluten free, let me save you some timetapioca starch is the same thing as tapioca our. It took several stores and a few websites to learn this. This is the only starch that is not interchangeable. Potato starch and potato our are two different items, as are cornstarch and corn our. Since I had already made numerous trips to the store gathering all my ingredients, I went with what I had on hand, potato starch. Potato starch might not brown as well as tapioca, but it does make for a tender baked good. With all my research in hand and a counter full of ingredients, I began mixing. I decided to try a cookie recipe and I went for something basic, like a chocolate chip cookie. I gured if I was going to try this, starting with the basics would prove best because thats what most people prefer and it would give me a pretty good standard to work towards. Mixing the cookie dough was pretty much identical to traditional dough and the consistency of the nished dough was also almost identical and easy to scoop onto the baking sheets. The cookies did bake up a little more pale than traditional chocolate chip, but were nice and full and my Mom and I were barely able to let the cookies cool before trying them. The texture may be just a bit different, to me they seem a little less dense and a tad more crumbly, but the taste was a winner! I brought a bag to work where they received more thumbs up. This has given me encouragement to continue on with my gluten free learning and baking. I certainly hope if you suffer from gluten sensitivity that you will try baking gluten free. With a little research and more than a small list of new ingredients, you can bake delicious sweets. Even if youre not gluten sensitive, give this cookie recipe a try. You may be surprised about how good it is. Gluten Free Dark Chocolate-Oatmeal Cookies 1 cup sorghum our cup millet our cup potato starch 1 tsp xanthan gum 1 tsp baking powder tsp baking soda tsp sea salt tsp ground cinnamon cup coconut oil 1 cups pure cane sugar or light brown sugar 1 TB vanilla extract 2 eggs 3 cups oatmeal (I used quick oats) 1 (10 ounce) package dark chocolate chips (or semi-sweet if you prefer) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a small bowl, combine ours, starch, gum and the next four ingredients. In a medium bowl, combine coconut oil and sugar; beat until well combined. Add vanilla and eggs and beat just until mixed. Stir in oatmeal and chocolate chips. Drop by a rounded teaspoonful onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper or waxed paper about two inches apart. Bake about 12 to 15 minutes or until tops of cookies are dry. Remove to a wire rack to cool. Makes about two dozen cookies.Gluten Free Part Two Rose Klein ColumnistFrank NathanExecutive Director Lake Park of Madison Health & Wellness TipsSearching For Ambrosia Greene Publishing, Inc. Photo By Rose Klein September 14, 2013Warm and melty chocolatey chip-oat cookies sit next to a cold glass of soymilk for a sweet and tasty gluten free snack.

PAGE 3 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Madison County Carrier 3AWorld NewsBy Rose Klein 107 Year-Old-Man Killed In ShootoutIn Pine Bluff, Ark, a man was killed in a shootout with a police SWAT team. Pine Bluff police responded to a report that Monroe Isadore was pointing a gun at two people in his home. When police arrived they removed the two people and entered to begin negotiations. Isadore shot at them through the door. Police called for backup, including a Special Weapons and Tactics unit. When negotiations failed, SWAT ofcers threw gas into the room. Isadore red when ofcers entered the room, the ofcers returned re, killing Isadore. The incident is under investigation.Hello Kitty Cartoon Character Gets Her Own Beer In Taipei, Taiwan, the company behind Hello Kitty has a Taiwan brewery licensed to create six varieties of beer featuring the cartoon characters likeness. The avors of the beer include peach, lemon-lime, passion fruit and banana. The beers were introduced in Taiwan, and are now also available in China, where avored beer is a new trend in the market, said David Marchi, senior director of brand management and marketing for Sanrio, the company that created the 40year-old cartoon character. Theyre so ridiculously smooth and tasty that one can barely tell theyre drinking beer, Beijing blogger Eric Jou wrote in his review of the beer. Its almost like drinking fruit juice, even if the cans do say beer.Man Runs 1,009 Miles With Fridge On His BackIn England, a 49year-old British man, Tony Phoenix-Morrison, began a charity run that started in northern Scotland and ended 41 days later in Lands End, England. He says he raised over $63,000 for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, dedicated to the early detection and treatment of cancer, by running 1,009 miles with a 93 pound Smeg refrigerator on his back. When I set out on this challenge, I genuinely had no idea how far I would get, I wanted to try something so hard that nobody could be certain of its outcome. Phoenix-Morrison said. All I could do was try to prepare myself physically and mentally as best I could.Vanilla Flavoring From Beaver SecretionsIn Stockholm, Sweden, the Swedish National Food Agency conrmed the use of anal passages from beavers after rumors appeared on the Internet. Anal secretions from beavers can be used in baked goods to create a taste that resembles vanilla. Natural aromas can be extract from plants, fungi and in some cases animals. Ulla Beckman Sundh, an agency representative reported. She said the beaver would likely not become a common source of vanilla, as the supply is limited because the beaver is not bred. FROMPAGEONE Established 1964 A weekly newspaper [USPS 324 800] designed for the express reading pleasure of the people of its circulation area, be they past, present or future residents. Published weekly by Greene Publishing Inc. 1695 South SR 53, Madison, FL 32340. Periodicals postage PAID at the Post Ofce in Madison, FL 32340. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to MADISON COUNTY CARRIER, P.O. Drawer 772, Madison, FL 32341-0772. This newspaper reserves the right to reject any advertisement, news matter, or subscriptions that, in the opinion of the management, will not be for the best interest of the county and/or the owners of this newspaper, and to investigate any advertisement submitted.All photos given to Greene Publishing Inc. for publication in this newspaper must be picked up no later than 6 months from the date they are dropped off. Greene Publishing, Inc. will not be responsible for photos beyond said deadline. P.O. Drawer 772 Madison, FL 32341 (850) 973-4141 Fax: (850) 973-4121 2013E-mail Information:News news@greenepublishing.comAdvertisement ads@greenepublishing.comClassifieds / Legals classifieds@greenepublishing.comWeb Site: PublisherEmerald GreeneSenior Staff WriterJacob BembryStaff WritersLynette Norris, Rose KleinGraphic DesignersSteven Godfrey, Tori SelfAdvertising Sales RepresentativesJeanette DunnBookkeeping Brooke Kinsley Classified and Legal AdsCheltsie KinsleyDeadline for classieds is Monday at 3 p.m.Deadline for legal advertisements is Monday at 5 p.m. There will be a $7 charge for affidavits.Circulation DepartmentSheree MillerSubscription Rates:In-County $35 Out-of-County $45 E-Edition $25 ($5 add on to existing subscription) (State & local taxes included) {September 19}New Home Baptist Church will host the Mens Brotherhood dinner at the New Home Volunteer Fire Department, beginning at 6 p.m. All men are invited.{September 19}LATMA Christian Academy will hold a mock constitution signing on the courthouse steps from 10:30 a.m. 2 p.m. Enjoy a delicious meal for a small donation. For more information call 983-2359 or 4640707. {September 21}Cherry Lake United Methodist Church invites you to a back-to-school Bible adventure day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon-2:30 p.m. There will be a delicious lunch and fellowship and children will be invited to visit various activity booths and participate in arts and crafts, play games, win prizes and learn about Putting on Gods Armor! For more information, call Darlene Reaves, (850) 9292159. The church is located at 260 NW Settlement Road in Cherry Lake. {September 21,} {November 16,}Pony Express & North Florida Equestrian Team Open 4-H horse shows. Sept. 21, Nov. 16, Jan. 18, 2014, Feb. 1, 2014, and March 1, 2014. Last show to be announced. Registration starts at 9 a.m. Classes at 10 a.m. Bob Holmes Arena. 1302 11th SW, Live Oak, FL 32060. Collective points, end of the series awards & banquet, first-sixth place ribbons, Halter Grand & Reserve. Photographer, concession, covered arena, and plenty of shaded parking. $6 per class, $40 ride all day, multi-horse and family discounts. $5 ground fee for nonshowing horses. Current coggins is required. Pre-registration starts at If you have any questions please feel free to email at or call Katherine King (386) 209-1524.{September 22}Brian Norris and Chapel Road will appear in concert at Unity Baptist Church on Sunday, Sept. 22, at 7 p.m. There will be a peanut boil following the sing. Unity Baptist Church is located on the Valdosta Highway in the Hanson community. Community Calendar Drive-By Cont. From Page 1AGilbert that the incident had occurred when she had seen a gray car drive away. Gilbert talked with several of the womans neighbors who were seated outside and had not seen anything. When Gilbert was dispatched back to Madison Heights at 11:45 p.m. about a verbal altercation, the woman approached him and gave him a BB she had found while cleaning the kitchen. Disorderly Cont. From Page 1Aheard and saw Shantrel Mitchell, 22, yelling obscenities. Gilbert made contact with Mitchell and placed her under arrest for disorderly intoxication. Mitchell was transported to the Madison County Jail. SRWMD Cont. From Page 1AThe Middle Suwannee River Restoration and Aquifer Recharge project will rehydrate roughly 4,000 acres of wetlands and 1,500 acres of ponds, recharge the aquifer, and increase groundwater supplies in the region. Recharging the aquifer will benet numerous springs along the Middle Suwannee River, including Troy Spring, July Spring, Little River Spring, and Pot Hole Spring. Also, recharging the aquifer will increase groundwater supplies that will help both agriculture and domestic water users throughout the area. The budget also includes State funding for minimum ows and levels program, water quality improvement projects, and management and natural system protection activities. Federal funding is included in the budget for the Risk Map program to provide quality data that increases public awareness to reduce future ooding vulnerability. Other program highlights include continuation of: Minimum Flows and Levels (MFLs) program North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership Suwannee River Partnership Agricultural Team Santa Fe and Suwannee River nutrient reduction and irrigation retrot program Data collection, management, monitoring, and analysis A copy of the tentative budget is posted on the Districts Business and Financial webpage at The nal budget and millage rate will be adopted at a second public hearing on Sept. 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Districts headquarters at the corner of US 90 and CR 49 in LiveOak. A Governing Board meeting and workshop will precede the budget hearing, beginning at 3 p.m. The public is invited and encouraged to attend. For more information call 800.226.1066 (FL only) or 386.362.1001. By Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. A rear windshield, which may have been shot out with a BB gun, was reported to the Madison Police Department on Thursday, Sept. 12. According to a report led by Ofcer Joey Smith, he was dispatched to a residence on SE Woodlawn Street. Upon his arrival, the woman who led the complaint reported that she had put her children on the school bus and headed back into her home when she noticed that the back windshield of her car was broken. Smith was unable to conrm if a BB gun had shattered the windshield. The complainant said that she did not have problems with anyone that she knew about and didnt know why this would have been done to her. Windshield Shattered Did You Know?the word laser stands for 'Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation'

PAGE 4 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 4A Madison County CarrierAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Marion Richard SowellMarion Richard Sowell, age 72, a retired Power House Supervisor with PCA at Clyattville, Ga., passed away Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in Madison, Florida. Funeral services were held Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Madison at 3 p.m. Interment followed the service at Oak Ridge Cemetery. The family received friends Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013, from 5-7 p.m. at the family home. Viewing was from 2-3 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Donations can be made in Mr. Sowells honor to Big Bend Hospice 1723-1 Mahan Center Blvd., Tallahassee, FL; 850-8785310 or The Florida United Methodist Childrens Home, 51 Childrens Way, Enterprise, FL, 32725; (386) 668-4774. Mr. Sowell was a native of Brooks County, Ga., and was a lifelong resident of Madison. He retired from PCA after 37 years of service as a Power House Supervisor in Clyattville, Ga. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #11, Shrine club, Elks Club, and one of the founding members of Little League in Madison County in 1972, and president of the Madison County Fox Hunter Association. He was also a member of the First United Methodist Church in Madison, Florida. Mr. Sowell is survived by his wife, Dale Carpenter Sowell; one daughter, Lynne (Glen) King of Madison; one son, Alan (Annette) Sowell of Madison; one brother, Tony Sowell of Newborn, N.C.; one sister, Lounette Hall of Valdosta, Ga.; ve grandchildren, Shawn King, Travis (Jackie) King, Richie Sowell, Jessica King Lowe (Ryan) and Alexis Sowell; and ve great-grandchildren, Garrett King, Rylee Grace Sowell, Kylie Duarte and Damien Guillen, Sienna Guillen. Mr. Sowell was preceded in death by his parents, Woodrow Wilson and Toinette Youmans Sowell; and two brothers, J. W. Sowell and George A. Sowell.Obituaries Florence (Peggy) Lanier HinsonFlorence (Peggy) Lanier Hinson, 76, died Friday, September 13, 2013, in the Hospice of South Georgia. She was born in Madison to the late Pinkney Kirkland Lanier, Jr. and Gwendolyn Coffee. A Celebration of Life service will be held Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Madison Church of God. Mrs. Hinson moved back to Madison in the 1980s from Rock Hill, S.C. She was a Christian and a member of the Madison Church of God. She had a great sense of humor and was known to be mischievous. She was very involved with the ladies of the church and church activities. She was a member of the Womans Club, past president of the Garden Club and Vice President of the Madison County Historical Society. She loved spending time with her grandchildren and was an avid Gator fan! Mrs. Hinson is survived by two sons: Chris Hinson (Sherie) of Tallahassee and Barry and Tammy Hinson of Madison; four grandchildren: Amanda and Chad Gillean of Lovett, and C.J. Hinson, Bryan Hinson, and Jenna Hinson, all of Lee; two greatgrandchildren: Mason Good and Presley Kate Gillean; and one sister, Gene (Ed) Lanier Bristol of Oakland, N.J. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Curtis J. Hinson, and one brother, Kirk Lanier. Beggs Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. 9732258. Donations can be made to the Womens Club,Garden Club, Historical Society, the Gideons Bible, and the University of Florida College of Medicine. Carolyn Canova HallCarolyn Canova Hall died July 25, 2013 at Spartanburg Regional Hospital after a short illness. She was born July 7, 1936 in Jacksonville to Tracy and Etta Canova. She graduated from Madison High School in 1954 and attended Auburn University. Ms. Hall worked for the FBI in Anchorage, Alaska and the ATF in Seattle, Wash. Survivors include a son, Kevin (Heather) and a granddaughter, Huntington Beach, Calif.; a sister, Anne (Charles) Anderson of Tallahassee; two nephews, Paul and Phil; niece, Nancy (Ernie); and a great-niece and greatnephew. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Spartanburg, S.C. A memorial service will be held at a later time in Spartanburg at the conveniece of the family. Memorials may be made to the Cleveland County Humane Society, P.O. Box 2432, Shelby, NC 28151-2432.

PAGE 5 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Madison County Carrier 5AAROUNDMADISONCOUNTY Providers from the TMH Family Medicine Residency program see patients in your health department on a regular basis. Our experienced physicians and nurse-midwives provide personalized healthcare to women before, during and after pregnancy. We proudly deliver babies at the TMH Womens Pavilion, the only hospital in the region with a Newborn ICU. To learn more about our services or to schedule an appointment, call us at (850) 973-5000. Florida Department of Health Madison County 218 S.W. Third Avenue Madison, FL 32340 Workforce Youth Wrap Up SummerFranklin Delano Roosevelt said that we cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. Through the dedication and partnership with organizations in its sixcounty region, North Florida Workforce is able to help build and shape area youth for the future. This year, Workforce placed 66 youth in 61 worksites spread across Hamilton, Jefferson, Lafayette, Madison, Suwannee and Taylor Counties as part of the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Summer Youth Work Experience Program. In addition to learning valuable onthe-job skills, youth also engage in life skills workshops throughout the summer. These invaluable lessons are carried by the youth as they progress, not only through the employment world, but through life. Over the summer, all 66 youth were certied in CPR, taught how to use an Automated External Debrillator, and received OSHA/MSHA credentials. Each year, one youth from each county is selected to receive an Outstanding Youth award for their hard work and perseverance. A number of factors are involved in the selection process, including timeliness, work readiness, and professionalism. Youth must be nominated for the award by their worksite supervisor, and this year, each youth was required to write an essay summarizing their experiences. Six participants were named Outstanding Youth and awarded laptop computers that they will use on their path to a brighter future: Jaytwoine Raiford Jasper Library Tajiria Howard Jefferson County Building and Planning Department Elisha Molina Suwannee River Economic Council Kenyatta Thomas Supervisor of Elections, Thomas Hardee Tunesha Thomas Suwannee County Extension IFAS Dashalla Harris Taylor County Extension IFAS The Summer Youth Work Experience Program could not have been successful without the diligence of staff members Kris Kuhl (WIA Youth Coordinator), Rachel Brinson (WIA Youth Career Consultant), and Katrina Armstead (WIA Youth Assistant). For more information about Workforce programs, including the WIA Youth program, call 850.973.WORK or visit www.NFWorkfor SubmittedSheryl Rehberg, Workforce Executive Director presents Kenyatta Thomas, Madison County Outstanding Youth, with her laptop.


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PAGE 7 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Madison County Carrier 7A Story SubmittedUnitedHealthcare's mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound, joined Florida 4-H youth today at Camp Cherry Lake to officially kick-off the third year of the UnitedHealthcare 4-H Eat4-Health partnership with a $30,000 grant. More than 70 4-H youth leaders from across the state learned important skills about eating healthy and exercise as part of "Survivor" type fitness challenges that included testing strength and endurance with fun exercises designed to burn calories, as well as being able to "advance to the next level" of the competition by answering trivia questions on nutrition, diet and healthy living. The youth will now utilize the training they received to be "Teen Health Ambassadors" and bring their knowledge back to their communities to promote healthy living at schools and special events to help reach thousands of residents about these important health issues. The activities at the Camp Cherry Lake retreat are part of a series of training and events made possible by a $30,000 grant provided this year by UnitedHealthcare to the University of Florida Extension Service, which provides 4-H programs to all counties in the state. AROUNDMADISONCOUNTY City of MadisonPublic Service AnnouncementDAMAGE PREVENTIONIsEveryones ResponsibilityThe City of Madison requests that you please call Sunshine at 1-800-432-4770 at least 48 hours before you dig, but not more than five days. Have information ready when calling: company name/address, contact person, phone number, location of dig site, extent and type of work, and date/start time of excavation. Wait 48 hours for underground facilities to be marked. Respect and protect the facility operators marks. Dig with care! Always hand dig when within two feet on either side of any marked lines. Public Service Announcement From The City of MadisonNATURAL GASA Gas leak could be dangerous but gas itself has no odor. So, for your safety, a smell like rotten eggs is added. If you smell such an odor: 1. Dont use the telephone. 2. Dont turn lights on or off, or use anything electrical. 3. Go outside right away.4. Ask a neighbor to call the gas company.5. Dont go back into the house until the gas company says its safe.PLEASE KEEP GAS SAFE. (850) 973-5081 City Hall Working Hours (850) 973-5075 Fire Dept. After Hours CallForAFREEConsultation.NoFeesorCostsUntilRecovery TollFree877-997-8181 MonticelloOffice1307S.JeffersonSt.850-997-8181 TallahasseeOffice1882CapitalCircleNE,Suite103 JonD.Caminez,BoardCertifiedCivilTrialAttorney ShannonBrown,ParalegalScottL.Wolf,AttorneyBarneyStallworth,Investigator WWW.CAMINEZLAW.COM Thehiringofalawyerisanimportantdecisionthatshouldnotbebasedsolelyuponadvertisements. Beforeyoudecide,askustosendyouwritteninformationaboutourqualificationsandexperiences.AutoAccidents Truck&Tractor TrailerAccidents MotorcycleAccidents WrongfulDeath DefectiveProducts MedicalNegligence/ Malpractice Slip&Fall PremisesLiability NursingHome Negligence Accidents-Injury-DeathCases PracticingPersonalInjuryLawSince1972 UnitedHealthcare And Florida 4-H Team Up To Promote Healthy Living Among Youth At Statewide Youth RetreatPhoto Courtesy of Dawn McKinstryFlorida 4-H State Council Ofcers along with UnitedHealthcare executives. Left to right: Kaitlyn Pace, from Santa Rosa, Jared Smith, from Hastins, Jake Menendez from Okeechobee, Andrew Horvath from Live Oak, UnitedHealthcare Vice President of Sales and Marketing Abe Gonzalez, Cassandra Weston, 4-H Youth Development Extension Agenda from Miami, Emily Freeman from Miami, Gabby Valentin from Marion, Scott Read from Jacksonville, Sara h Baltzell from Madison and UnitedHealthcare's mascot, Dr. Health E. Hound.Photo Courtesy of Dawn McKinstryRogers Horne (left) from Tallahasse and Josh Darby (right) from Quincy participate in a parachute game that helps kids learn about healthy eating with its "Go," "Slow," and "Whoa" messaging for distinguishing among different food choices as part of the 4-H and UnitedHealthcare "Eat4-Health" partnership. More than 70 4-H youth from across the state gathered at Camp Cherry Lake to learn important skills about eating healthy and the importance of exercise, the program aims to reduce obesity rates among young people and families in Florida.Photo Courtesy of Dawn McKinstryBen Horne, Jonathan Fondo, Rogers Horne from Tallahassee along with Josh Darby from Quincy and Tearra Scott from Monticello today gathered at Camp Cherry Lake to learn important skills about eating healthy and the importance of exercise as part of the Eat4-Health program aimed at reducing obesity rates among young people and families in Florida. The Eat4-Health program is a partnership between UnitedHealthcare and 4-H to activate thousands of 4-H Teen Health Ambassadors to make healthy choices for themselves and in the communities where they live.


By William SmithGreene Publishing, Inc.They say that there are only two constants in life: death and taxes. They have obviously never experienced the brilliant emotion of pigskin game day, because then they might add football is both freedom and bondage to that list. The Aucilla Warriors experienced exactly what that means Friday evening, as they exorcised the demons of their previous loss with a cathartic 24-20 victory over the Flashes of St. Joseph in a thrilling back-andforth game of wills. In what had been a grinding week where Aucilla was forced to play three games in the span of seven days due to a severe weather delay rescheduling of their first game against Branford, the Warriors entered into Fridays fray with questions of toughness and desire from coaches. Every practice this week after Mondays loss to Branford has had one common theme: how much do you want to win? head coach Colby Roberts said after the victory. We told the boys, We cant play the games for you. You have to make the decision to be great, to practice the technique that we teach. Until that moment, youre wasting your and this coaching staffs time. Indeed, following that painful 23-22 loss to Branford after the Warriors led 16-0 at the half, the obvious thought when it came to the 2013 Aucilla football team might be whether or not the squad could win the close game. However, in less than a business week, Aucilla simultaneously made the loss a distant memory as well as answering the coaches calls for sacrifice in a fourth quarter, four down red-zone defensive stand for the win that was both exhilarating and exhausting for players, coaches, and fans. After a fairly sloppy showing by both offenses resulted in a 6-6 halftime score, both teams traded blow for blow in an entertaining second half that featured several breakaway plays and hardnosed, bone-jarring hits from two determined defensive units. The Warriors leaned heavily on junior wide receiver Timothy Burrus, who turned in a performance worthy of the gridiron gods with 270 combined rushing and receiving yards and two scores, including the go-ahead touchdown late in the fourth quarter that secured the Aucilla victory. Burrus seemed nigh unstoppable on several plays as he wove in and out of defenders, refusing to be tackled despite his diminutive frame. He has proven to be the Warriors most dangerous offensive weapon so far this season, with 489 combined yards and three scores, an average of 163 yards rushing and receiving per game. After Burruss electrifying 4th quarter score, it was left to the Warriors defense to play the closer and secure the gutsy win. Guts they had in spades, as they stymied a final Flash drive with :50 seconds to go in the red zone on a breathless 4th down pass that was batted high into the air before coming down into a mob of Warrior and Flash players and falling incomplete. The feeling in the crowd was tangibly captivating as the thrill of victory and sting of defeat was fully realized in one split second on the field. Said Roberts, I couldnt be more proud of the way that we fought tonight. Its unbelievab le that we were able to wipe away our loss by succeeding under almost the exact same circumstances that beat us last time. Its great for our kids to know that they can win a dog fight. Defensively, Aucilla was led by junior linebacker Cole Schwab, a physical presence who seemed to make nearly every hit that evening, finishing with 17 total tackles and one pass deflection. Rounding out the standout defensive performances was junior safety Austin Bishop, who recorded eight tackles, one fumble recovery, and two pass deflections; junior linebacker Nick Roberts, with seven tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack; and senior defensive end Casey Demott, who finished with six tackles, two tackles for loss, and one sack. As a team, the Warriors recorded four sacks, as well as five tackles for loss, and forced one turnover. Next weeks action holds a special place on Aucillas annual schedule as rival John Paul II comes to town in the third home contest in a row. The Panthers (1-1) suffered defeat last week at the hands of Brookwood by a score of 28-13, and will certainly be looking for a measure of revenge after a humiliating 62-13 homecoming defeat last year by the Warriors in Tallahassee. The game begins at 7:00 in Aucilla, and tickets can be purchased at the gate.SPORTS8AMadison County Wednesday, September 18, 2013 BAILEY MONUMENT CO 740252 Cowboys Varsity Falls To Gainesville, JV Ties SuwanneeBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. Despite a valiant effort by the Madison County High School Cowboys, the Gainesville High Hurricanes defeated the tough Cowboy squad by a score of 20-12. The game was played Friday, Sept. 13, in Gainesville at Citizens Field. The Cowboys got on the board rst, near the end of the rst half on a run by Eric Bright. Bright nished the game with 142 yards rushing on 25 carries and scored both of Madisons touchdowns. The Cowboys offense had 147 yards in the rst half and only allowed Gainesville 76 yards. On the game, the Cowboys had 19 rst downs, compared to only ve for the Hurricanes. Gainesville Highs kicking game seemed to be working better than Madisons, as the Cowboys fumbled away two extra point conversions and missed two eld goals. Meanwhile the Hurricanes punter, Alex Holloway, boomed a 56 yarder. The game was touch and go until the fourth quarter when Gainesville pulled ahead for a 20-12 lead and the win. With the Cowboys leading 12-7, the Hurricanes were pinned at their own six-yard line when quarterback Caelen Christian handed the ball off to Tony James, who ran 94 yards for a touchdown. Ahmad Ivey added a 91-yard touchdown to nail the cofn on the Cowboys chances. The Cowboys fell to 1-2 on the season. They play this Friday against the Trinity Christian Conquerors. The conquerors defeated Warner Christian from South Daytona Beach by a score of 328 to improve their record to 2-0 on the year. In junior varsity football action played Thursday, Sept. 12, the JV Cowboys battled the JV Bulldogs of Suwannee High to a 22-22 tie. Cowgirls Volleyball Team Beaten By Lady SeminolesBy Jacob BembryGreene Publishing, Inc. The Madison County High School Cowgirls varsity volleyball team fell in three straight sets to the Florida High Lady Seminoles in action played in Tallahassee on Tuesday, Sept. 3. In the opening set, the Cowgirls fell 25-11. The second set saw the Cowgirls playing a little better, but still falling 25-15. The Lady Seminoles took the third straight set of the match with a 25-12 victory. The opening game of the season left the Cowgirls with a 0-1 record. The Lady Seminoles improved to 4-1 on the year. Warriors Outlast St Joseph 24-20, Move To 2-1ACA Cross Country Competes In City ChampionshipsBy Fran HuntGreene Publishing, Inc. The Aucilla Christian Academy crosscountry teams competed in the City Championships on September 13, many setting personal records. Running for the boys, Braden Mattingly was passed by one runner, to nish in seventh place, with a time of 17:58. Gatlin Nennstiel was passed by one runner to nish in eighth place, with a time of 18:05. Carson Nennstiel nished in 14th place with a time of 19:36. Zack Arceneaux passed two runners to nish 22nd, with a time of 21:22, setting a personal record. Nick Arceneaux nished 28th, with a time of 21:45, setting a personal record. Taylor Nugent passed three runners, to nish 32nd, with a time of 22:32. Dawson Bishop passed three runners, to nish 37th, with a time of 22:55, setting a personal record. Brandon Slaughter passed four runners to nish 41st, with a time of 23:08. Dilyn Stowers passed two runners to nish 43rd, with a time of 23:43. Chaz Hamilton passed two runners to nish 44th, with a time of 23:43. Jake Freeland was passed by two runners to nish 47th, with a time of 24:59. Traynor Barker passed two runners to nish 52nd, with a time of 25:22. Nathan Green passed two runners to nish 62nd, with a time of 28:10. Jason Hamilton nished 64th, with a time of 31:19. Running for the girls, Taylor Copeland passed one runner to nish fth, with a time of 23:23. Whitney Stevens passed three runners, to nish 10th, with a time of 24:38, setting a personal record. Camryn Grant passed two runners to nish 14th, with a time of 24:53. Sarah Tharpe nished 15th, with a time of 24:55. Hanna Searcy passed two runners to nish 18th, with a time of 26:50. Grace Beshears nished 19th, with a time of 26:53. Brittany Hughes passed four runners to nish 22nd, with a time of 28:31. Brianna Nolen passed six runners to nish 23rd, with a time of 28:56, setting a personal record. Kaitlin Lane passed one runner to nish 24th, with a time of 29:10, setting a personal record. Julianna Lindsey passed ve runners to nish 26th, with a time of 28:58, setting a personal record. Cali Burkett passed nine runners to nish 27th, with a time of 30:02. Dena Bishop passed seven runners to nish 28th, with a time of 30:29. Marley Restrepo passed two runners to nish 30th, with a time of 30:31, setting a personal record. Dalayna Nolen was passed by one runner, to nish 31st, with a time of 30:49. Sarah James passed two runners to nish 32nd, with a time of 30:52. Katie James nished 33rd, with a time of 31:31. Samantha Peeler passed two runners to nish 35th, with a time of 33:16.

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PAGE 11 Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Madison County Carrier 11A ----Legals---9/18, 9/25 9/11, 9/18 NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR TAX DEED NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that VERA J. HILL the holder of the following certicate has led said certicate for a Tax Deed to be issued thereon. The certicate number and year of issuance, the description of the property and name in which it is assessed is as follows: CERTIFICATE NO: 11-991-TD YEAR OF ISSUANCE: 2011 NAME IN, WHICH ASSESSED: CARLETHA HAWKINS ET AL PARCEL ID: 28-1N-09-4939-000-000 LEGAL DESCRIPTION: LOTS FIVE (5) AND SIX (6) OF BLOCK C, HALSTOY SUBDIVISION TO THE TOWN OF MADISON, FLORIDA All of said property being in the County of Madison, State of Florida. Unless such certicate shall be redeemed according to the law, the property described in such certicate will be sold to the highest bidder at the west front door at the Madison County Courthouse on the 14TH day of October 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Dated this 23rd day of August 2013. TIM SANDERS CLERK OF THE CIRCUIT COURT MADISON COUNTY MADISON, FLORIDA BY: /s/ Renata Keeling 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 9/18, 9/25 Notice of Sale Pursuant to Chapter 83, Part IV Under the Authority of the Self-Service Storage Facility Act, Section 83.805 the described below has been seized for nonpayment of rent and other accrued expenses. The property consists primarily of household & personal goods in units rented by: Terrisha Evans, Leroy James, Shaquitha Whiteld, Savilla Murphy and Victoria Solomon. The property will be sold at auction to the highest bidder as provided by the Self-Storage Facility Act, Section 83.806. the sale will be held Saturday October 5, 2013., at the Madison Mini Storage, 1098 E. U.S. Hwy 90, in Madison, Florida. For further information call 850-973-2008. 9/18, 9/25 Notice of Lein and Sale I William E. Stewart of Stewarts Auto Service Center of Madison, Fl., give notice to William T. Cornwell III 1114 W. Mulburry Ave San Antonia, TX 78201. I will hold a sale on the following vehicle to satisfy my lein dating back to August 1, 2013, 1993 Chevrolet Vin #1GNEC16K6PJ356055 on October 3, 2013 at 9 a.m. at Stewarts Auto Service Center located at 115 SW Bunker Street Madison, Fl. 32340.9/18 NOTICE Aucilla Area Solid Waste Administration is holding a meeting September 23, 2013, at 5:00 p.m. in the Board Room of the Aucilla Area Solid Waste Facility located at 1313 S.W. Greenville Hills Road Greenville, Florida. If you have any question please contact 850-948-4875.9/18 2009 Hometown ContentSudoku Puzzle #2994-DDifficult12 3 435 67 12 386 59 38674 32 716 985 2009 Hometown ContentSudoku Puzzle #2994-MMedium1 2345 6478 53 6 34 8579 61 8 52 1643 79851


12AMadison County Wednesday September 18, 2013 Pickin In The Pines Join us Sept. 27 and 28 for the 8th Annual Pickin In The Pines Music Festival in Perry, Fl. The weekend promises to bring high energy folk, country, jazz, bluegrass and a hint of blues music from many talented performers from all around the country. Headlining the event are Jubals Kin and Delta Reign as well as the following great performers such as The Acoustic Messengers, High Cotton, Florida State Band and much more! Jubals Kin has a distinctively rare sound that is grounded in a love for what can only be called pure and real, at once embracing both a strong roots tradition and fresh indie folk "Appalachia-infused Cosmic Americana." At live shows or in the studio, a seemingly new subgenre is created, their songs displaying raw emotion, vulnerable and unassuming with handcrafted spins that creak and stomp like a wooden dance oor. The chemistry of their live shows have really become their calling card and, drawn by the honesty of their songs, fans at shows and festivals alike connect to the music real music that bares its soul like the brothers and sister on stage. Sometimes adding the lush accompaniment of pedal steel and drums on stage, they'll often tour simply as a trio deftly pairing subtle folk with all the guts of oldtimey air. Delta Reign is from the Mobile River Delta region of the Gulf Coast. As ve rivers ow together into Mobile Bay to form the Delta, so Delta Reign brings together the musical inuences of each member...western swing, blues, jazz & bluegrass... it's being called, "swinging bluegrass." Believe it not, tickets are only $15.00 for a weekend pass!! There will be plenty of good eats available from a variety of food vendors as well as plenty to browse around and see with our collection of craft booths. Camping reservationscan be made, but spaces are lling up fast so call soon. Come join us under the canopy of pines in Perry, Fl.the music capital of the Southwhere we treat you like you are part of our family! You can nd out more information or purchase tickets at or call 850-5845366. For information call (850) 584-5366 or visit U BUCKEYE U U U M M V I U FE TTEND THE INVITES YOU TO A USIC F C FE FES USI T T A TIV V S ES USIC FES L TTEND THE AL S EPT SEPT SE cr wo da us a o days plu plus SEPT FOREST CAPIT wo days of s a coun y T Tw y countr plus a countr c cr E T TEM B nd ca un u TE an ndors R 27 blu en R 27 and music and ca BER 27 EM TE TE TEM CA TE A A AT AT A ST ST TA TA AL ST and blu and blu T CAPIT and b m sic , y unt tr y, countr count ompetitio s, music music f bluegrass, kitche mu mus ping. tition, on tion n competition, kitchen competition, vendo nd camp and cam g amping. raft ven and camping and camping rs, s vendors, raft vendors, c 8 28 music ue ops, 28 7 c c wor 28 K 7 7 ARK 7 ARK A P ARK P P P P ues music es music ues musi ues m music workshops, orkshops, ops, c workshops, workshops, c work orkshop AL SICA E ENTER N T A ENTER MUSICA MUS MUSICAL FL State ER M e B L S U MUSICAL ENTER S F a u e B L tate Blu F FL S Blu FL State Blu rom Jub m AINM s A T Ki A NM ENT T u s T n AIN m J Ju T T T fro g s ss Band from T TA TA TA T TA r R R RT RT R uegrass s Kin Jubal n a l a from Jubal Hig H o NMENT AINMENT tt ENT g h AINMENT B grass Ban H High Cotton a Band, uegrass Band, R ta elt Re n, a eign, D Delta Reign e mo m or n, d n, an a nd more Jubals Kin And Delta Reign To Headline Pickin In The Pines Music Festival In Perry, FL Photo SubmittedJubal's KinPhoto SubmittedDelta Reign


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Path of Faith 2B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Bible Verse Of The WeekFor the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in this present age... Titus 2:11-12 Midway Church Of God To Host Homecoming By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Midway Church of God will host its annual homecoming on Sunday, Oct. 20. The day will begin with LifeSong singing from 10-10:30 a.m. This will be followed by a combined Sunday School, taught by Rev. Retis Flowers. Morning worship begins at 11 a.m., with LifeSong singing once again and Bishop Ivester, the administrative bishop for the Florida Church of God, delivering the morning message. Following the message, there will be a covered dish lunch served. After lunch, there will be an afternoon gospel sing featuring LifeSong in the church sanctuary. Everyone is invited to attend homecoming at Midway Church of God, located at 2485 SE Midway Church Road, off County Road 255, south of I10 (Lee exit) or off County Road 53, south of I-10 (Madison exit).


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 3B Path of Faith


An ancient story, often retold but never without relevance, has one of the Egyptian Pharaohs making a strange request of his priests. As the sacrificial ox was being slain at the altar, the Pharaoh demands that the holy men bring to him the holiest portion of the animal, and that part of the animal most evil. In the end, the priests brought Pharaoh only the tongue. This reflects the parallel wisdom of an equally olden Jewish proverb: Death and life are in the power of ones words; they hold both poison and fruit. The ancients knew this the power of words but we seem to have forgotten it. For all the trouble afflicting this world today, one of the more insidious but overlooked concerns is the failure of basic civility. Caustic cable news sound bites, scathing Facebook comments, political mudslinging, rants and tirades against enemies and neighbors: There is a devilish eagerness to rip others apart with our dehumanizing, violent words. This loss of healthy, respectful communication is as big a factor in the loss of a societys soul as institutional and economic collapse. What can we do about it? Not much if we continue spewing poison and death with our mouths. But venomous words are not the only option. Our words also hold the power of life and healing. What if we put the same energy, enthusiasm, and creativity into plotting others betterment as we did their demise? What if we learned to lay traps of kindness, not retaliation? What if we learned to use our words and actions, not to critique and tear down others, but to uplift and motivate them? What if we were calculating and methodical with our plans, not so that someone else will explode with rage, but that they react with explosive love and charity. You actually can and this is only a reminder you actually can have a profound, life-changing influence on the people around you. You are able, with your words, to set the trajectory for a persons entire life. Words, used properly, can do irreversible good for the people around us. One of the earliest Christian writers wrote to new followers of Jesus saying, Think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works (Hebrews 10:24). In the original language motivate means to incite or to enflame as one might start a fire. But the root of the word is even more revealing, as it means acid. What does acid do? It burns. It stings. Its like liquid flame. When the writer of Hebrews instructs his readers to motivate and provoke others in the direction of love and good deeds, he is calling for all of us to act as constructive catalysts, as those who will ignite and stir up good in others. Hes giving us creative license to be agitators but not to cause trouble we must aspire to be agitators of love and excellence in others, and theres no better way to do that than with our words. Think about the people in your life. Who do you need to sabotage with expressions of kindness? Who needs to be roused toward love? Who needs the encouragement of life-giving words? That grand4B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Path of Faith ...Story continued on 5B...A Conspiracy Of Kindness Cal U Toda! Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and nd out how a Premium Metal Roof will not only add incredible curb appeal to your project, but will also help you save BIG on your next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems are engineered and ready for installation, and in many cases can be mounted directly over your current roong material.1(855) IT-LASTS (485-2787) RECEIVE UP TO $500 TAX CREDITCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODAY FOR DETAILS ApproveENERGYTAX CREDIT RECEIVE UP TO $500 TCALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and A X CR T TA CALL OR STOP BY OUR SHOWROOM IN ALACHUA TODA to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDITAILS Y FOR DE T TOD A AY to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and AX CREDI G ENERGY T TA ENERGXCREDIT Approve Aprove ApproveNER Call us today nd out how a Pr appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be your curr Call us today to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr nd out how a Pr oject, but will also help you appeal to your pr next energy bill! All of our Roong Systems installation, and in many cases can be oong material. ent r your curr to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and emium Metal Roof will not only add incr oject, but will also help you save BIG on your All of our Roong Systems eady for ed and r e engineer ar installation, and in many cases can be mounted dir oong material. to chat with one of our Metal Roof Specialists and edible curb emium Metal Roof will not only add incr save BIG on your eady for ectly over mounted dir Cal U Toda! LA S 1 ( 855 ) I T T.GulfCoastSupply www Cal U Toda!-LASTS (485-2787).com .GulfCoastSupply


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 5B Path of Faith Keeping The Faith Story cont. from 4B daughter who could use a soft place to land? That employee who needs a little boost? That student who has extreme talent but zero confidence? That neighbor who always seems to be alone? Those young parents raising their kids in this world gone mad? Acts of discouragement are easy and abundant. Theres always someone willing and eager to rain on others parades; to kick people in the teeth when they are already down; to criticize, complain, and carp about others decisions, performance, or ideas. But there is such a drought of kindness and encouragement, such an absence of inspiration and edification! So start devising redemptive ways of agitation. Find ways to use your words to motivate others in the direction of love and good deeds. It could change their lives. It could change you. It just might save the world. Ronnie McBrayer is a syndicated columnist, pastor, and author of multiple books. You can read more and receive regular e-columns in your inbox at First Baptist Youth To Host Pumpkin Patch Fundraiser By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. The Youth at the First Baptist Church in Madison will hold a Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. Those who are interested in buying may call the church at (850) 973-2547 to reserve their pumpkin. The church is planning on ordering extra pumpkins so you can either stop by on Friday, Oct. 11, from 4-7 p.m., or on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to pick them up or to purchase them. Keep the First Baptist Church Youths Pumpkin Patch in mind when planning your fall decorating ideas. The First Baptist Church of Madison is located at 134 SW Meeting Street, right off Base Street (Highway 90) in Madison.


Path of Faith 6B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Church Calendar September 21Cherry Lake United Methodist Church invites you to a back-toschool Bible adventure day on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon-2:30 p.m. There will be a delicious lunch and fellowship and children will be invited to visit various activity booths and participate in arts and crafts, play games, win prizes and learn about Putting on Gods Armor! For more information, call Darlene Reaves, (850) 929-2159. The church is located at 260 NW Settlement Road in Cherry Lake. September 22The First Baptist Church of Madison invites everyone to join them for a chicken and rice dinner and cake auction fundraiser to offset the cost of repairing a leak in the roof. The dinner will begin right after the Sunday worship service, at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Sunday, Sept. 22.October 4-6Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will host the Evangelical Mission from Haiti. This year the focus will be on their School and Church, which were damaged by a tornado. They had just moved into the building, which was destroyed by the last tornado. The group will arrive Friday, Oct. 4, and return Sunday, Oct. 6.October 5The McCormick Family will celebrate their 31st gospel music anniversary on Oct. 5 at 6 p.m. at Lee Worship Center, 471 SE Magnolia Drive in Lee. There will be a potluck supper. The McCormicks will sing the first part of the sing and then it will be an open microphone sing the rest of the evening. For more information, call (850) 869-9976.October 20Midway Church of God will hold its homecoming service beginning at 10 a.m. Bishop Ivester will be the guest speaker and LifeSong will be the musical guests. Everyone is invited to attend. Midway Church of God is located at 2849 SE Midway Church Road (off County Road 255, south of I-10, Lee exit, or off Highway 53 South, south of Interstate 10, Madison exit).


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 7B Path of Faith Back-To-School Bible Adventure Day Set At Cherry Lake United Methodist Church By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Go on an adventure on Saturday, Sept. 21, from noon until 2:30 p.m., at Cherry Lake United Methodist Church, as they invite children, ages five and up, to a Back-to-School Adventure Day. Go out and enjoy the fun and fellowship, which will begin with lunch and a devotional at noon. Following lunch, children will be invited to visit various booths and participate in arts and crafts, play really exciting games, and win prizes. While doing this, they will learn more about putting on Gods armor. It is sure to be a great time at Cherry Lake Methodist Church. For more information, call Darlene Reaves at (850) 929-2159. Funny Church Signs


Path of Faith 8B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Genesis Missionary Baptist Church Will Host Haitian Group Submitted by Genesis Missionary Baptist Church Genesis Missionary Baptist Church will host the Evangelical Mission from Haiti. We look forward to having this Mission Group in Madison each year. This year our focus will be on their School and Church, which were damaged by a tornado. They had just moved into the building, which was destroyed by the last tornado. Sometimes we think to ourselves, Why do they have so much bad luck? Let us ask ourselves, What can we do to help change the situation. Jesus said, The poor shall be with us always, and we must give a helping hand. The group will arrive Friday, Oct. 4, and return Sunday, Oct. 6. We are soliciting financial contributions for this mission. We are truly BLESSED in America, why not share with others as Christians should do. If you decide to be a financial blessing to these people prayerfully make checks payable to: Evangelical Mission. Local Contact Person: Reverend Oliver Bradley, Pastor Genesis Missionary Baptist church Post Office Box 1163 Madison, Florida 32341 850-464-1191 (cell) 850-973-8800 (church) Deloris M. Jones 850-973-2823 First Baptist Holds Fundraiser For Historic Sanctuary By Lynette Norris Greene Publishing, Inc Behind the beautiful red brick, whitesteepled building that houses the First Baptist Church of Madison, the one that many see as they drive along Base Street, sits another building, the white-clapboard-andstained-glass sanctuary that first housed the congregation in the 1898, when it was first constructed. The historic building has been preserved, and to see it today, one can almost hear strains of Shall We Gather At The River echoing inside and floating on longago breezes through the many beautiful windows. But like any beautiful, historical treasure from the past, the sanctuary needs a little loving care from time to time to protect it from the elements and keep it in repair. The First Baptist Church of Madison invites everyone to join them for a chicken and rice dinner and cake auction fundraiser to offset the cost of repairing a leak in the roof. The dinner will begin right after the Sunday worship service, at 12:30 p.m. in the fellowship hall, Sunday, Sept. 22. Your support will be greatly appreciated as we face immediate major repairs for this beautiful, historic church. Donations will be accepted. Please make checks payable to: Madison First Baptist Church include a notation for 1898 Sanctuary or The Willie Clare Fund. For more information, contact Archie and Patsy Davis at (850) 971-5779, or Jan Smith, Chair of the History Committee, at (850) 973-6293.


Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18,2013 9B Path of Faith Deuteronomy 29:29, The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. On the one hand, there are many things that I will never understand this side of Glory. Sometimes that is because I lack understanding, and sometimes that is because it is not my privilege to know them. Those secret things BELONG TO GOD!!!! On the other hand, there are many things that I will devote myself to learning and then communicating to those who possess The PulpitBy Dan Fisher, Servant at Family Business (I work for my Father) The Secret Things That Belong To The Yahweh Our God the will to learn them.... God reveals so much about Himself in the Scriptures. There is only One self-existent Being who lives eternally. His Name is Yahweh! He alone needs no one else for His existence or for the expression of His attributes. What that means is, God is not LOVE, because He displays love to me, He loves Himself in purity. He is not HOLY, because I see the demonstration of His holiness in His Law (which I do), but as to His nature, he is holy and without one shadow of defilement from sin, not even its origin. He is JUST, not because His actions seem fair to me, but because His nature cannot depart into any injustice. He is SOVEREIGN, that is, He is in ABSOLUTE CONTROL OF ALL THINGS, yet He allows us some freedom to choose within our nature. The unregenerate man does not have absolute free will any more than a dog has free will to become a cat (and why would he? LOL). The unregenerate man can only make choices within his sinful nature (Isaiah 64:6). Until God intervenes by the drawing of the Spirit, man is dead and hopelessly lost. He is restricted to choose within his inherited adamic nature; he is totally and helplessly in bondage; he cannot seek after God, he cannot do righteousness (Romans 3:10-18). But God .... those are the most precious words in Scripture!!!!!! But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 5 even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), 6 and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, 7 that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace inHis kindness toward us in ...Story continued on 10B...


Path of Faith 10B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 The Pulpit Cont. from 9B Christ Jesus. 8 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast. 10 For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Ephesians 2:4-10) BUT GOD, Who always acts according to His nature, and Whose nature it is to seek and to save the lost, loved us with His saving love, and pursued us until we willingly and longingly believed in Christ, Who by our sin, had slain. Leaving The City Tf Regret By Larry Harp I had not really planned on taking a trip this time of year, and yet I found myself packing rather hurriedly. This trip was going to be unpleasant and I knew in advance that no real good would come of it. Im talking about my annual Guilt Trip. I got my tickets to fly there on Wish I Had airlines. It was an extremely short flight. I got my baggage, which I could not check. I chose to carry it myself all the way. It was weighted down with a thousand memories of what might have been. No one greeted me as I entered the terminal to the Regret City International Airport. I say international because people from all over the world come to this dismal town. As I checked into the Last Resort Hotel, I noticed that they would be hosting the years most important event, the Annual Pity Party. I wasnt going to miss that great social occasion. Many of the towns leading citizens would be there. First, there would be the Done Family, you know, Should Have, Would Have and Could Have. Then came the I Had family. You probably know ol Wish and his clan. Of course, the Opportunities would be present, Missed and Lost. The biggest family would be the Yesterdays. There are far too many of them to count, but each one would have a very sad story to share. Then Shattered Dreams would surely make the appearance. And Its Their Fault would regale us with stories (excuses) about how things had failed in his life, and each story would be loudly applauded by Dont Blame Me and I Couldnt Help It. Well, to make a long story short, I went to this depressing party knowing that there would be no real benefit in doing so. And, as usual, I became very depressed. But as I thought about all of the stories of failures brought back from the past, it occurred to me that all of this trip and subsequent pity party could be cancelled by ME! I started to truly realize that I did not have to be there. I didnt have to be depressed. One thing kept going through my mind, I CANT CHANGE YESTERDAY, BUT I DO HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE TODAY A WONDERFUL DAY. I can be happy, joyous fulfilled, encouraged, as well as encouraging. Knowing this, I left the City of Regret immediately and left no forwarding address. Am I sorry for mistakes Ive made in the past? YES! But there is no physical way to undo them. So, if youre plan on a trip back to the City of Regret, please cancel all your reservations now. Instead, take a trip to a place called, Starting Again. I liked it so much that I have now taken up permanent residence there. My neighbors, the I Forgive Myselfs and the New Starts are so very helpful. By the way, you dont have to carry around heavy baggage, because the load is lifted from your shoulders upon arrival. God bless you in finding this great town. If you can find itits in your own heart please look me up. I live on I Can Do It street.


Path of Faith Madison County Carrier Wednesday, Se ptember 18, 2013 11B Tim Blanton: Serving The Lord By Example By Jacob Bembry Greene Publishing, Inc. Tim Blanton remembers the time that he let God down in the church he had grown up in at Lee. Tim had been sitting on the front row in the church, thinking everything was all right with the world and in his spiritual life, when Rich Quackenbush, who was then the pastor at Lee United Methodist, asked him to close in prayer. I looked at him and told him no, he said. (The pastor) then went on and asked someone else to close in prayer and they did. After church, I ran out of the building to my truck, with tears in my eyes. It had embarrassed me. Tim said that a woman had come and patted him on the back and told him she had always wanted to tell God no, and he had shown her how to do it. I realized then that I wasnt leading people to the Lord and showing them the right way to do things, he said. If anything, I was leading them away from the Lord. He made up his mind that he was going to do different. I went back in the church to one of the Sunday School rooms and told the pastor that if he would give him a chance the next week, he would try to do better, he said. Since then, Tim has been doing everything that God asks of him, whether it is helping a homeless person by finding them a place to rest their weary head for the evening or going to the hospital and praying for someone, he has not said no. He didnt say no either when he was called into the ministry by God. Ministry has led him to serve as pastor at Branford United Methodist Church and back to Madison County, where he served as associate pastor at four churches Pinetta UMC, Cherry Lake UMC, Hickory Grove UMC and Rocky Springs UMC before becoming the pastor of Hickory Grove and Pinetta. No, is a word that Tim was afraid that he would hear once from his wife, the former Tonja Gaskins, though. The couple, who had dated for five years before they married, had just served a big Thanksgiving dinner at their house with all their family members present, and were cleaning up afterwards. They were approaching their 20th wedding anniversary and Tim, who had made changes for the better in his life, asked Tonja, How well do you know me? She looked at him and said, I dont know you very well. Youve changed. He got down on one knee and asked her, Will you marry me again? Tim said, She left me down on that one knee for five minutes before she said, Yes. I was thinking if I wanted to go through everything I had been through again, Tonja said, laughing. I was glad when she said, yes, so I could get up off that one knee, Tim said. The couple exchanged their vows again, with Tims oldest son, David, serving as his best man, his daughter, Wendi, serving as maid of honor and their youngest son, Jarred giving his mother away. Jarred kept telling me now was my chance if I wanted to run, Tonja said. We all had a really good time. Tim, who is the son of Sharon and Mickey Blanton, has been married to Tonja, for 28 years. Tim has two children from a previous marriage, David (who is married to Tonya) and Wendi, who is unmarried. Jarred is the son they have together. They also have two grandchildren, Martina and Ashton, Davids children. Tim is the grandson of Gerald and Leila Blanton. Tonja originally hails from Nashville, Ga., but she has a number of relatives in Madison County, including Webbs and Colvins. The family has opened up their home to other family members, including Tonjas mother and her sister, Toni. Both were hospice patients at the same time. Toni died three months after moving in with Tonja and Tim and Tonjas mother lived a couple of years longer than doctors had expected her to. Tonja remains the only surviving member of her family, as her sister, Jackie, also died. I couldnt let them go into a nursing home, Tonja said, so she took care of them herself with help from other family including her son, Jarred, who she said was a real trouper during the time of his grandmas illness. Showing compassion seems to come naturally to the Blantons, who are enjoying their tenure at Pinetta and Hickory Grove, although they are concerned that Pinetta is in a declining state. Church membership is down and the Blantons are engaged in finding new ministries to help the church grow. We are doing outreach in the community, Tim said. Were starting a hospital prayer ministry and Ive talked to the hospital administrator, David Abercrombie. He was real agreeable and he said that the hospital needs to help take care of spiritual needs, as well as physical needs. Tim invites everyone who can and will to come visit Pinetta United Methodist and Hickory Grove United Methodist on any Sunday. A special invitation is also given to visit Hickory Grove on Founders Day on Oct. 19. In the afternoon, as the festivities are winding down, Tim will ride into the church on a buggy, just like an old time circuit riding minister, and preach the message. If you are looking for a church with a compassionate minister who is ready to answer any call that God gives him to do, you need to look no farther than Tim. Standing by his side will be his wife, Tonja. Tim Blanton


12B Madison County Carrier Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Path of Faith